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Advanced Fleet Vehicles
Abstract: Information on hybrid electric vehicles for purchase in government fleets including the technology, costs and savings, and environmental benefits.
Source: National Association of Counties (NACo)/Center for a New American Dream

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center
Abstract: The Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC, formerly known as the Alternative Fuels Data Center) provides a wide range of information and resources to enable the use of alternative fuels (as defined by the Energy Policy Act of 1992), in addition to other petroleum reduction options such as advanced vehicles, fuel blends, idle reduction, and fuel economy.
Source: Department of Energy

Alternative Transportation in the National Parks
Abstract: An introduction to transportation needs in parks and corresponding impacts to the visitors experience, environmental and cultural resources. Identifies key issues and design principles.
Source: National Park Service

Automobiles and the Environment
Abstract: An in-depth review of environmental impacts throughout the life-cycle of automobiles. Includes discussion of pollutants, fuel economy and vehicle safety.
Source: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

CCAR - Greenlink
Abstract: The National Automotive Environmental Compliance Assistance Center. Search under "Pollution Prevention (P2)" for factsheets on wastes, compliance and P2.
Source: Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR)

Clean Getaway: Toward Safe and Efficient Vehicles
Abstract: This report describes how proven automotive technologies now make it possible to dramatically increase the fuel economy of cars and light trucks without compromising safety, performance, or consumer choice. It also explains how raising the corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) standards will benefit consumers' pocketbooks, the public's health, and the nation's economy.
Source: Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Clean Snowmobile Facts
Abstract: Controversies about snowmobile emissions and access to U.S. National Parks and other public lands have prompted studies, rulings, lawsuits, and technological innovations aimed at producing cleaner, quieter snowmobiles. This site presents objective and balanced information about all aspects of the debate, including concerns and possible solutions.
Source: Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Framework for a Sustainable Future [PDF]
Abstract: After adopting a goal to achieve sustainability in operations, development and business practices, the agency created this report as an outline of their goals and aspirations. It includes best practices they want to adopt and special areas of concern as well as their timeline.
Source: Oregon State Parks
Abstract: Find and compare gas mileage (MPG), greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution ratings, and safety information for new and used cars and trucks. Tips on fuel economy and tax incentives for alternative fuels also available.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) / U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Greening Federal Facilities [PDF]
Abstract: This is an energy, environmental, and economic resource guide for federal facility managers and designers. While stressing the importance of integrated design, it examines how facilities fit land use in their region, building design, energy systems, water and wastewater, materials, waste management and recycling, and indoor environmental quality.
Source: Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)

Greening the NPS EnviroFact Sheets
Abstract: Series of pdf fact sheets on hazardous waste management and pollution prevention in Park Service facilities. Various issues are covered for vehicle maintenance, painting and coating, laboratory and construction.
Source: National Park Service

National Transportation Library
Abstract: The Library's mission is to increase timely access to the information that supports transportation policy, research, operations, and technology transfer activities.
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation

Pollution Prevention for Marinas
Abstract: An overview marina activities including hull maintenance (cleaning and painting), engine maintenance and repair, fueling operations and boater education. Discusses how P2 will help marinas meet federal and state nonpoint source pollution and storm water programs and gain benefits such as lower operating costs, improved worker safety, and increased customer satisfaction.
Source: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention

Profile of the Ground Transportation Industry - Railroad, Trucking and Pipeline [PDF]
Abstract: "Sector Notebook" providing a summary of the ground transportation industry relative to environmental activities including an overview of operations, pollution prevention opportunities and applicable regulations and compliance history.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Profile of Water Transportation Industry
Abstract: "Sector Notebook" providing a summary of the water transportation industry relative to environmental activities including an overview of operations, pollution prevention opportunities, applicable regulations and compliance history.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Sustainable Design and Operations Case Studies
Abstract: Examples of federal greening projects that illustrate agencies working together with the private sector. They also demonstrate the connection between various greening elements such as energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy, recycling, eliminating or reducing waste, and reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.
Source: Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)

Transportation Improvement Plan
Abstract: The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) requires each state and metropolitan area, as well as federal lands management agencies such as the National Park Service, to develop a Transportation Improvement Program. The plan is a prioritized list of transportation projects and is intended for use by interested citizens, state, metropolitan, and local governments. It includes a listing of transportation projects by state, region and park.
Source: National Park Service


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